Neuroscience is one of the most rapidly growing disciplines in science and society today. Due to its interdisciplinary nature, it draws on skills from anatomy, chemistry, electrical engineering, genetics, math, psychology, economics, and philosophy among others. Students in diverse fields can benefit from neuroscience through this minor.


Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

For policies governing all undergraduate programs, see AP.5 Undergraduate Policies.

Banner Code: NEUR

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 20-22

Students should refer to the Admissions & Policies tab for specific policies related to this minor.

Students must complete at least 20 credits of coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. 

Biology Courses

BIOL 213Cell Structure and Function (Mason Core)4
Total Credits4

Psychology Courses

PSYC 373Biopsychology Laboratory2
PSYC 375Brain and Sensory Processes3
PSYC 376Brain and Behavior3
Total Credits8

Neuroscience Courses

NEUR 327Cellular Neuroscience3
NEUR 335Developmental and Systems Neuroscience3
Total Credits6


Select one from the following: 12-4
General Genetics
Developmental Biology
Animal Physiology
Human Physiology
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Introduction to Neuroscience (Mason Core)
Cellular Neuroscience Lab
RS: Laboratory Methods in Behavioral Neuroscience
Zebrafish Neurodevelopment Laboratory
Lab Investigations Using Voltage Clamp Electrophysiology
Current Topics in Neuroscience (Mason Core)
Seminar in Neuroscience (Mason Core)
Glutamatergic Systems
Sleep and Circadian Rhythms (Mason Core)
Independent Study in Neuroscience
Special Topics in Neuroscience
Current Neuroscience Research in Germany (Mason Core)
Biological Bases of Alzheimer's Disease
Any other NEUR course
Total Credits2-4

Elective courses not on this list must be approved by the director of the program.